The Washington Times - November 18, 2012, 01:45PM

Brandon Meriweather suffered a right knee sprain in his Washington Redskins debut Sunday and was forced to leave the game.

The safety’s playmaking abilities were noticeable in Week 11 as he played his first game in a Redskins uniform following a left knee injury that kept him out since early September.


Meriweather was replaced against the Eagles by DeJon Gomes.

The injury represented another unfortunate setback for Meriweather, who was supposed to play Sept. 30 at Tampa Bay but aggravated the left knee problem in a pregame collision with Aldrick Robinson.

The Redskins were looking forward to seeing what their defense looked like with Meriweather a part of it.

“He brings leadership, he’s got great ball skills. He’s a guy that loves football, he studies the game, spends a lot of time at it and a guy that can make plays,” defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said this past week. “He can do a lot of different things. Obviously he’s an ex-corner so he can cover. He’s got good rush ability. There’s a lot of things that you can take advantage of him if he’s healthy.”